Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Culture File Weekly (50 Years of EBU Concert Exchanges)

In November, 1967, Hans Keller, a Viennese refugee who fled to London, created the first of now regular radio concert exchanges from halls around Europe. Luke Clancy travels to Geneva to meet the team that makes these broadcasts happen, and hears some of their ultimate concert choices.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Culture File "Likes": Anne Quinn

The Donegal painter shares her own Culture File "Likes" - which run from Chuck Berry to Vivaldi

Culture File Weekly - 22/12/17

Luke Clancy presents Culture File Weekly

Friday, December 22, 2017

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: 1968

The drummer who laid down the beat for Dutch free jazz in the 1960s, remembers life at a musical ground zero.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Sneakercon

A US caravan of sneaker-dealers, “ShoeTube" stars, brand-hypers and footwear fanatics arrives in Europe.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Culture File's 2017 Journeys: Brno

A a history of discrimination, mistrust, and persecution in Brno’s Museum of Roma Culture.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Culture File: Bruno Latour (Part 1 of 2)

Culture File meets a superstar of academia, and now a playwright and curator, Bruno Latour.

Culture File: Bruno Latour (Part 2of 2)

In the second part of our interview with philosopher of science, Bruno Latour, we hear how bad science might lead to good art(part 2 of 2)

Culture File's 2017's Journeys: The Burren

Environmentalist and writer, Gordon Darcy, uses paint to speak about the things that science can't quite grasp.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Culture File Weekly 151217 (Radio Concerts, Non Alcoholic Craft Beer and Mead)

This weekly: the 50th birthday of Europe-wide concert exchanges; non-alcoholic craft beers of East London; and the mead revival in Kinsale

Culture File "Likes": Valerie Pakenham

Maria Edgeworth's latest editor shares her own Culture File Likes.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Culture File: Reaching Craft Beer Nirvana

East London's Nirvana Brewery is possibly the world's first entirely low and non-alcoholic brewery.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Culture File: The Sweet Taste of Norse Mythology

Blood mixed with honey was the base for an ancient Norse recipe for mead. Kinsale Mead tweaks things a bit...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Culture File: Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller (part 2)

Was the radiophobe Benjamin Britten the right choice to conduct the first concert of a new broadcast paradigm?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Culture File: The Legacy of Hans Keller

The dream of a Viennese refugee in London to unite Europe's concert halls, celebrates its 50th birthday.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Culture File 'Likes': Lian Bell

Theatre artist and activist, Lian Bell, on some of the things that she's be streaming, downloading and savouring this week

The Culture File Weekly 081217 (Maria Edgeworth And Her Town)

This weekly, a special edition leads us to Edgeworthstown and environs, in search of the spaces and stories of pioneering and bestselling Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth, whose base in the Co Longford town became a 19th century literary hub

Friday, December 8, 2017

Culture File: Bill Fontana's 50 Years of Sound Sculpture

Some rather cryptic words from Marcel Duchamp helped the young Bill Fontana first understand his own work.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Culture File: Ancient Juice

Michele Sartori of Acetaia Giusti leads a tasting of precious black dots of aged balsamic vinegar

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Culture File: #Mariastown

On the trail of Maria Edgeworth, in Tullynally Castle, home of Ms Edgeworth's latest editor

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Culture File: Mariastown

Local historian, Matt Farrell, leads us through pioneering Irish novelist, Maria Edgeworth’s Co Longford home

Monday, December 4, 2017

Culture File "Likes": Maureen O'Connor

UCC's Maureen O'Connor shares some of the things she's been clicking like on this week.

The Culture File Weekly 011217 (Lian Bell, Jonathan Swift, Anne Cleary, Dreamgun)

This weekly, we discover a better mental health facility that Bedlam with the help of Dean Swift, watch 13 (or fewer) dots in the form of a conductor with Anne Cleary, join the Millennial sport of blockbuster movie spoofing with Dreamgun, and speculate, with Lian Bell, on the role of theatre design in the industry's current season of reckonings.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Culture File: Dean Swift at 350

Prof Jim Lucey on pamphleteer, priest and, of course, micro-loan pioneer, Jonathan Swift